Reporting to the Intensive Care, Cardiac Intervention Unit & Cardiac Care Unit Managers, the Registered Nurse (RN) is a professional caregiver who is responsible and accountable for providing high quality patient care within a delivery model in accordance with the philosophy, policies and standards of care of the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH), the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) and all relevant legislation. This is a critical care float position specifically for ICU and CCU, the candidate will also be skilled to float to SSDU. This candidate will be adaptable and comfortable with a changing environment.
1.Current registration in good standing with the Ontario College of Nurses.
2.Critical Care Certificate required or willingness to complete within one year of hire.
3.Coronary Care I & II required.
4.Current BCLS required.
5.Current ACLS is required.
7.Post graduate courses in Cardiology, Respiratory and Physical Assessment are essential.
8.Must pass a screening arrhythmia quiz obtaining an 80% to move onto interview phase.
1.Current nursing experience in an Adult ICU/CCU required.
2.Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump experience preferred.
3.Strong background in cardiovascular physiology, electrocardiography and rhythm interpretation an asset.
4.Experience with aortic hemodynamic monitoring is preferred.
5.Recent experience in the care of the acute Post Angiogram/Angioplasty patient preferred.
6.Radial and Groin Sheath Management experience preferred.
1.Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
2.Demonstrated excellent critical thinking, decision-making and problem-solving skills.
3.Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively using both oral and written format with patients, the public and the interprofessional team.
4.Exemplifies the RVH core values in daily practice.
5.Demonstrated ability to function both independently and as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
6.Ability to adapt in a fast paced and stressful environment.
7.Commitment to patient and family-centered care.
8.Commitment to professional practice, continuing education and lifelong learning.
9.Excellent attendance and punctuality required.
10.Demonstrated technical skills- computer software and audio-visual equipment.
11.Demonstrated ability to manage change and to foster an environment which promotes professional development and best practice.
12.Must be able to perform all physical demands of patient care in the ICU/CCU/SSDU.